Tricounty News

Lady Eagles’ softball team must win in sub-section runner-up game

The EV-W fastpitch team looked good and played tough in the sub-sections at Minnewaska May 21 and 22. Defeating Royalton Wednesday, May 21, 7-2, the Eagles advanced to meet Browerville  Thursday, May 22, where they dropped a squeaker, 11-9, in extra innings. EV-W opened up sub-section play after a week off, with a 7-2 win over Royalton. “We did a great job defensively and Jamie did a super job pitching ahead in the count, and limiting Royalton to six hits in her seven-inning complete game effort. I thought that our hitting was a little off and we will need to do a better job making adjustments in our sub-section championship game tomorrow at Minnewaska against Browerville,” said coach Dave Dziengel.

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EV-W’s Jamie Scherer heading to All-Star Series

Eden Valley-Watkins’ pitcher/second baseman Jamie Scherer has been selected to play in the Minnesota High School Fastpitch Coaches Association and the National W-IMG 0065Softball Association/Minnesota Sports Federation 26th Annual Minnesota High School All-Star Girls Softball Series Sunday, June 8, which promotes and highlights Minnesota girls’ fastpitch softball. Jamie is the first fast-pitch softball player in the program to receive this honor, according to Eagles’ coach Dave Dziengel. The All-Star Softball Series will feature 72 of the state’s best senior softball players along with 12 outstanding high school coaches. The All-Stars are selected by the Minnesota High School Fastpitch Coaches Association to represent all graduating seniors and are recognized as Minnesota’s premier softball players. The All-Stars are chosen and then “drafted” onto six teams by high school class. The teams will participate in a tournament totaling six games.

 

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Eagles’ softball team crowned runners-up, moves to sections

The girls fought their way back into the Section 5A final 4 with a subsection 5A west runner-up finish at home against Kimball Friday afternoon. “It was a great home winW-EVW-Girls-Softball-Subsection-Runner-ups-IMG 0342 today for our program. And now we’re moving on to section play next week,” said an excited coach Dave Dziengel. Kali Covert started the game and had a hard time finding the strike zone, giving up 4 earned runs on 3 walks, 1 hit, and a 3-run homerun to Lauren Libbesmeier in the first inning. Jamie Scherer came in to record the final out of the inning. Jamie would continue to pitch the remainder of the game, giving up just 1 earned run on 1 hit in the final six innings. “We scored 4 runs in the second inning, highlighted by Brook Stang’s 2-run homerun and after 4 complete, we were ahead 7-5 when play was halted because of darkness,” added coach. The Eagles emerged victorious, 11-5, in the ultimate resumption.

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Eagles’ baseball team takes two at B-B-E

The Eden Valley-Watkins’ baseball team met up with 

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Tuesday, May 13, for a double header. Game one was a good battle, with each team collecting six hits. BBE took the win, 5-4, scoring the tie-breaking run in the bottom of the sixth. The nightcap went to the Eagles, 7-4, as they pounded out a dozen hits. 

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Eagles’ baseball team drops doubleheader to HL-W-W


The Eden Valley-Watkins boys’ baseball hosted Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Thursday, May 15, for the final double header of the year. The Lakers made it a sweep, winning game one, 8-2 and shutting out the Eagles in the finale, 6-0.

Following are the box scores/Game 1:

HL-W-W                          AB  R  H  BI

Garrett Zander                4    1  2    0  

Brady Jenkins                 3    1   1   0  

Peter Zander                   1    2   0   0  

Joe Aalid                          4    0   1    0  

Riley Gruenhagen        4    2   3    1  

Dallas Eastman            4     0   1    0 

Luke Thiesen                 2    2   1    1  

Austin Solberg              2    0    1    2 

Sam Kittock                   3    0    0    1  

Jordan Steffer               3    0    1    0  

TOTALS                       30    8   11   5

EVW EAGLES              AB   R   H   BI

Cain Renner                  3    1    2     0

Matt Lies                        2    1    1     0

Logan Linn                   2     0    1     1

Matt Unterberger       3     0    0     0

Hunter Mathies          2     0    0     0

C. Flaschenriem         0    0    0     0

Travis Thielen            3    0    1     0

Austin Schlangen      3    0    1     0

Grant Winter               3    0    0    0

Reese Jansen              2    0    0    0

TOTALS                      23   2    6     1

HL-W-W                  400 040 -- 8  

EV-W EAGLES      002 000 -- 2 

Following are the box scores/Game 2:

EV-W EAGLES (0) AT HL-W-W (6)

EV-W EAGLES            AB   R   H   BI

Cain Renner                  2    0    0    0  

Matt Lies                        2    0    1     0  

Logan Linn                    3   0     0     0  

Matt Unterberger        3    0   0     0  

Hunter Mathies           2    0   0     0  

Travis Thielen              2   0   0    0  

Austin Schlangen        2   0   0    0  

Grant Winter                2   0    0    0  

Reese Jansen               2    0   1    0 

TOTALS                      20    0    2   0

HL-W-W                    AB   R   H   BI

Garrett Zander           2   0    0    0

Sam Kittock                3    0    0    0

Joe Aalid                      3   0    0    0

Riley Gruenhagen    2   1    1    0

Dallas Eastman         1   0    1    0

Luke Thiesen             2   0    0    0

Austin Solberg           2   2    0    0

Cole Gagnon             3    1    2    1

Brady Jenkins            3    0    1    2

Peter Zander              0    2    0    0

TOTALS                    21     6    5    3

EV-W EAGLES     000 000 -- 0

HL-W-W                 001 23x -- 6